Adena Springs purchases interest in Mucho Macho Man

Adena Springs release:

Adena Springs Farm announced Friday the agreement to purchase an undisclosed interest in Dean and Patti Reeves’ Breeders’ Cup Classic winner, Mucho Macho Man.

The agreement in the six-year-old multiple Grade I winner is for racing and breeding purposes, and is effective immediately.

Mucho Macho Man is by Adena Springs-bred and raced Breeders’ Cup winner Macho Uno, who in turn is by Horse of the Year Holy Bull out of Broodmare of the Year Primal Force. Upon his retirement, Mucho Macho Man will join a stallion roster that will feature five Breeders’ Cup Classic winners: Alphabet Soup, Awesome Again, Fort Larned and Ghostzapper.

“It’s a homecoming of sorts,” Stronach stated. “Our program bred Ponche De Leona to Macho Uno, before selling her with Mucho Macho Man in utero. Mucho Macho Man is not only a beautiful animal, but an incredible runner, who has already won or placed in 16 major stakes races. There are not many stallion prospects anywhere in the world that can hold their top form from two through six like he has. I look forward to his races this year, and subsequent retirement to Adena Springs.”

Mucho Macho Man will continue to campaign in the colors of Reeves Thoroughbred Racing. A 14-length winner of the Sunshine Millions Classic in his last start, Mucho Macho Man is slated to make his next start in the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap on March 8 where he is expected to face Breeders’ Cup Classic runner-up, Will Take Charge.

Kathy Ritvo will continue to train Mucho Macho Man, who has earned $5,580,410 in his 24 starts to date, and Finn Green will remain as racing manager.

“Patti and I are happy that we reached the agreement with Frank. Mr. Stronach has a great organization that will give Mucho Macho Man every chance to succeed as a stallion,” Dean Reeves said.